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House budget fails (access required)

The House budget appears to have foundered, as the general appropriations bill failed on a floor vote May 15. The 27-31 vote came after the bill, H2781, was amended by Democrats during floor debate. While House Majority Leader Tom Boone, ...

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Ex-Rep. Jones facing 10 fraud felonies (access required)

Russ Jones (file photo) Former Rep. Russ Jones was indicted April 18 in Maricopa County on 10 felony counts stemming from his 2006 reelection campaign and allegations he fraudulently claimed to circulate election petitions. The Republican from Yuma was charged ...

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Veterans chief resigns (access required)

Patrick Chorpenning will leave state veterans agency. Arizona Capitol Times file photo by Bill Coates Patrick Chorpenning has resigned as director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, one day after Gov. Janet Napolitano removed him from direct responsibility over ...

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Groe to enter rehab after DUI arrest (access required)

Rep. Trish Groe, R-3, announced she would seek treatment for alcoholism in a Capitol press conference March 27. (Photo by Bill Coates) A Lake Havasu City Republican arrested for drunk driving last week announced she will be taking a leave ...

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Napolitano visiting troops in Iraq (access required)

Governor Napolitano (file photo) A covert trip to Iraq to visit with Arizona troops was the reason Governor Napolitano cancelled an appearance before the House and Senate Republicans yesterday. She delivered an in-person “thank you” this morning to Arizona troops ...

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Governor cancels GOP caucus appearance (access required)

Governor Napolitano (file photo) Governor Napolitano cancelled an appearance before the House and Senate Republicans today because she was unexpectedly called out of town. Jeanine L’Ecuyer, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Napolitano left Sunday, but did not disclose details ...

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